CHARLOTTE, NC- Wesley Heights residents are frustrated, fed up and scared of shootings in their West Charlotte neighborhood. Many neighbors say they’ve seen too many incidents spill into their backyards over the last seven months.
They say they’ve seen too many incidents spill into their backyards over the last seven months.
“We hear the shots, people’s cars have been shot. I don’t think anybody wants to live in a place where they have to worry about that,” said Cori Deer, a Wesley Heights resident.
Deer and dozens of her neighbors showed up at a meeting Tuesday night to voice their concerns about several shootings and armed robberies linked to Club 935.
“We need to have some hard discussions with the club owner to say you are responsible for what happens inside and when your patrons are leaving and you need a better plan,” said CMPD Deputy Chief Eddie Levins.
The owner of the club off Summit Avenue and Morehead Street also showed up at the meeting.
“I can’t control what people do once they leave the club ma’am. We try to make sure it’s a safe environment inside the club and we’ve got extra security and extra police officers outside,” said Adolph Shiver, Club 935 owner.
Shiver added officers after a murder in the parking lot back in February. Now, there are up to 10 off-duty officers patrolling when the club is open.
Another concern is club goers parking in front of homes on Summit Avenue.
Charlotte Department of Transportation is considering adding “No Parking” signs on the street, but residents want the street blocked when the club is open.
“We’re more than willing to talk to them and discuss any way possible to get people home safely without problems. I’m all for it,” said Shiver.